You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader

I just finished Mark Sanborn’s book, You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader.  Amazing book with so many great legendary quotes.  Here is a list of my favorite Sanborn quotes that I spotted while reading:

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  • “The simple fact of having a title won’t make you a leader”
  • “An army of lions led by a lion is to be feared most of all, for it is unstoppable”
  • “When you do your job-any job-with initiative and determination to positively make a difference, you become a leader”
  • “We can’t give what we don’t have.  We can’t extend what we haven’t already accepted”
  • “Fame is based on what we get in life, but true greatness is based on what we give in life”
  • “Everyone who leads is involved in servant leadership”
  • “Small improvements lead to big results”
  • “You can’t lead others until you can first lead yourself”
  • “One of the quickest ways to burnout is to stop doing what you enjoy”
  • “If others can’t trust you, how can they follow you?”
  • “You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself”
  • “Don’t just act once; keep on taking action until you succeed”
  • “When you make the world better for others, you make the world better for yourself”
  • “Why we live is usually more important than how”

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Need I say any more?

By Christopher L. Scott

Christopher L. Scott serves as senior pastor at Lakeview Missionary Church in Moses Lake, Washington. Through his writing ministry more than 250,000 copies of his articles, devotions, and tracts are distributed each month through Christian publishers. Learn more at